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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:34 pm

Dark Reaper wrote:
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Dark Reaper wrote:Paradroid. Why this never got a sequel is beyond me. :?
Magnetron ?
Que? :?
Magnetron is the sequel to Quazatron on the Speccy (which is an enhanced version of Paradroid)-but it was rubbish imho

But it also came out on C64,so could be classed as a sequel

There's also Paradroid '90 on Amiga,which is a kind of sequel
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Post by Dark Reaper » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:44 pm

Personally, I'd class Paradroid '90 as a remake rather than a sequel.

I'd never heard of Magnetron. It really is true that you learn something new every day! :D
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Post by Kickboxingshrimp » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:49 pm

Fifa International soccer....oh hang on...... :P
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Post by Poster Paster » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:06 pm

Lazy Jones on the 64. Utter class.

Mind you, I do remember Commodore Format (or similar) doing a type-in listing for a "brand new Lazy Jones room!".

Suffice to say, after 96 hours of blood, sweat and tears, and arduous, finger-numbing-brain-scarring typing....

....it didn't bloody work.

Bastards.

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Post by Mort » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:21 pm

3d deathchase, now there is a game which would be great updated officially, with more enemies. more trees or different items to avoid, sheer bliss :lol:
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Post by kaiserpc » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:23 pm

Okay since wizball / wizkid is a grey area :?

I'll vote for Stunt Car Racer, I still play it now
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Post by monkey puzzle » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:46 pm

Would have to be Altered beast. I always thought it needed a sequel. Think of all the were-beast possibilities. You could have a were-fish, a were-snake, a were-duck-billed-platypus even.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:49 pm

New Zealand Story-for such a popular game with such a popular main character,I can't believe ther wasn't a sequel
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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:50 pm

Oh and also Mafia on PC
Anyone who played this game on PC knows it to be one of the best and also underrated games ever created
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Post by NorthWay » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:57 pm

Marble Madness. Ok, so there is a MM2, but that exists only in something like 2 copies and was joystick (AFAIK) based. What a travesty!
I wish Jeff Minter would go overboard doing some ultra-abstract and mildly trippy version of it. MM 2000 anyone? (But not without proper trackball support! Do they do USB trackballs? I bet they do.)

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:11 pm

Ok then, i'd have to go for Rocketman on the Speccy, hardly anybody has heard of it and there's nothing on WOS but it was one of my favoutite games ever.



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Post by merman » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:13 pm

Armalyte had the subtitle "Delta 2" on the packaging, and it's set in Delta Space, so it is the sequel (according to Thalamus themselves).

Technically, Magnetron on the C64 isn't a direct sequel to Paradroid on the C64. Different series of games, although Uridium and Paradroid are related (Uridium is on the surface of the Dreadnoughts, Paradroid is inside them)
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Post by markopoloman » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:08 pm

Elgin_McQueen wrote:
oli_lar wrote:While not retro, Total Annihilation was a ground breaking game that I would have loved to see a sequel of that was set in the same universe.

Was reading on GameCentral the other day there is a sequel coming out next year, it's got a different name, something about not being allowed to use the old one, but their preview of it said they haven't made major overhauls to it because it's possibly the best RTS ever, but the improvements they've made are really good and the graphics are even better.
Its called Supreme Commander - and it looks like an awsome game - top of my 'I want that game NOW' list!

Although could you call TA: Kingdoms a follow up - even though it was bollox :lol:

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Post by ajgreen » Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:46 am

khisanth wrote:Oooo a tough one, but I would have to choose Spindizzy. They could have gone to town with this one with more interesting terrain and obstacles, give your character guns to shoot things with etc and give the different forms you can take different characteristics.
There was Spindizzy Worlds for the 16-bits, which was a sort of sequel, and concetrated more on smaller self-contained world rather than one massive one. Great music, too, if I remember.

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Post by ajgreen » Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:50 am

Turbo Esprit 2 would have been fantastic - more and larger cities to explore, different cars to drive, more tasks. It could have been more free form too.

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